Sunday, March 14, 2010 | Categories: Special Features |
Here are some photos from the Train
Roch Carrier in conversation with Michael Enright
At the Ste Hyacinthe station, just outside of Montreal, we were joined by writer Roch Carrier. On the morning before the gold medal hockey game,
who better to talk to about this country than the author of Canada's most famous short story, "The Hockey Sweater"?
Michael and Lise Bissonnette take the pulse of Quebec
The former editor of Le Devoir is this year's winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Journalism Foundation. For eight years, she was the Editor-in-Chief of Le Devoir, the only newspaper in Canada that openly supported Quebec sovereignty during the 1995 Referendum.
An interview with Dorothy Williams
Dorothy Williams, author of a groundbreaking book, Blacks in Montreal 1628-1986: An Urban Demography, boards the train to share stories with Michael about the history of her community, from the railway porters to the birth of the jazz scene in the "Harlem of the North".
Alia Hogben's Interview on the train
Michael's conversation with Alia Hogben, head of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women, about the challenges of being a Muslim in Canada.
Sitting down with George Elliot Clark
At Grand Central Station he sat down and spoke. George Elliott Clarke on why trains matter to Canadians and especially to African Canadians who worked on the railway. He also shared with Michael his views on the weakening of our national backbone, and lamented the decline in civic engagement in the country.
Michael Enright meets with Vincent Ho
The Composer in Residence of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Vincent Ho, meets with Michael in the Fort Garry Hotel to talk about the relationship between music and landscape.
Michael with Robert Enright
Writer, art critic and younger, smarter cousin to Michael, Robert Enright hops on for his first train ride in decades to share his love of Winnipeg. He explains why the people who live there feel so rooted and so connected to the western landscape.
Michael with Danielle Smith
The woman who's determined to end the Conservative Party dynasty in Alberta joined Michael to talk about her journey from journalism to politics. Danielle Smith is the leader of the Wildrose Alliance in Alberta.
Michael with Maria Dunn
Edmonton singer and songwriter Maria Dunn on the influence of Alberta and its landscape on the stories she tells through song, and she serenades Michael during her ride with him on the rails.